Really wish they would have upped the specs on this phone's hardware and took a hit on profit like Google does with the Nexus line. We all know (as it's well publicized) that Google makes hardly any direct profit off of the sales of any Android phones let alone Nexus phones. I can't expect a company with hardware as it's focus being able to do the same... but I really don't think that they will make as big of a splash with software alone.
I'm personally not super-obsessed with screen size on phones - I can handle 720p as long as it's high quality at that. I can deal with the shell of the phone being of mediocre materials as well - I'm gonna case it out no matter what it's made out of to protect potential resale.
I do however believe that stereo with amplification is not too much to ask (I'm a fan of the HTC One because of this). I also think cancelling out sound while using the phone (again, referencing the HTC One here) with dual mics is a great idea and not too much to ask. Both of these features are relatively low cost and just make a whole lot of sense - so I hope this becomes standard. Sensors galore come at a price (battery) too - but I'd prefer that they all be included standard with the option to shut them off if you're going with a single unifying flagship product.
Again, small hardware improvements that I really think should just be standard by now.
The moto-x looks kinda "thick" and unless they're doing that to compensate for a freaking huge battery that will make this thing last 2-3 days I'd rather forgo the girth of the phone and have an external standby battery.
Just my 2 cents.